Books out today…
Deja Who (Insighter #1) by Maryjanice Davidson. Urban Fantasy, Berkley
You couldn’t arrest for murder someone who had killed in his last life. You couldn’t bring a civil suit against such people, either. They could only be legally penalized for what they did this time around—and what a dark circus the legal system had been before that legislation passed! But you could spot them, and watch them. You could set traps for them. Leah Nazir is an Insighter. Reincarnation is her business. But while her clients’ pasts are a mess, Leah’s is nothing short of tragedy. She’s been murdered. A lot. Leah wants to know who’s been following her through time, and who’s been stalking her in the present. P.I. Archer Drake has been hired by Leah’s mother to keep an eye on her. But the more time he spends watching, the more he finds himself infatuated. Before long, he even finds himself agreeing to help find the person who wants her dead. Now going full-on “rewind,” Leah hopes to stave off the inevitable. After all, she’s grown fond of this life—and even fonder of nerdy Archer. But changing her pattern means finding out who her killer is today. And as Leah fears, that could be anyone she has come to know and trust.
Elite (Hunter #2) by Mercedes Lackey. YA Fantasy, Disney-Hyperion
When Joy came to Apex City, all she cared about was protecting the Cits from the dangers lurking outside protective barriers. She understood the need for the secrecy surrounding her Hunts—no need to cause a panic by announcing just how real a threat the Othersiders pose. Under the orders of her uncle, the city’s Prefect, Joy begins patrolling the abandoned tunnels and storm sewers under Apex Central. Then she starts finding bodies. Psimons are turning up dead in the bowels of the city with no apparent injury. Reporting the incidents makes Joy the uncomfortable object of PsiCorp’s scrutiny—the organization appears more interested in keeping her quiet than investigating. Long-held tensions between PsiCorp and the Hunters seem to be reaching a breaking point. While infighting threatens the stability of Apex City, Othersider forces are gaining strength and momentum outside the borders. Joy desperately seeks answers to figure out who her real enemies are before she and everyone she cares about are locked into an all-out war.
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas. YA Fantasy, Bloomsbury
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black. Science Fiction, Ace
We never saw them coming. Entire cities disappeared in the blink of an eye, leaving nothing but dust and rubble. When an alien race came to make Earth theirs, they brought with them a weapon we had no way to fight, a universe-altering force known as thelemity. It seemed nothing could stop it—until we discovered we could wield the power too. Five hundred years later, the Earth is locked in a grinding war of attrition. The talented few capable of bending thelemity to their will are trained in elite military academies, destined for the front lines. Those who refused to support the war have been exiled to the wilds of a ruined Earth. But the enemy’s tactics are changing, and Earth’s defenders are about to discover this centuries-old war has only just begun. As a terrible new onslaught looms, heroes will rise from unlikely quarters, and fight back.
Once Broken Faith (October Daye #10) by Seanan McGuire, Urban Fantasy, DAW
Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches. Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monarchs, hosted by Queen Windermere in the Mists and overseen by the High King and Queen themselves. Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up. As the only changeling in attendance, Toby is already the target of suspicion and hostility. Now she needs to find a killer before they can strike again—and with the doors locked to keep the guilty from escaping, no one is safe.
Prince of Outcasts (Change Series #16) by S.M. Stirling. High Fantasy, Roc
John Arminger Mackenzie wanted to be a troubadour, but fate made him the son of the king of Montival. His sister Princess Órlaith will deservedly inherit the throne of the High Kings, and it will only pass unto him in the event of her death, leaving the young Prince on an unknown path to discover his true role in the family. The opportunity to prove his mettle comes when John’s ship, the Tarshish Queen, is caught in the fierce storm raised against the enemies of the alliance. When the clouds recede and the skies clear, John and his crew find themselves on the other side of the Pacific, in the island chains of the Ceram Sea, fighting to survive against vicious pirates and monstrous creatures of the deep, meeting new allies and mysterious enemies of this world and another. Now, Prince John must seize his birthright and lead his people in battle against the darkest forces man and nature can conjure against them.
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs. Fantasy, Dutton
Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar.
The Dark Talent (Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians #5) by Brandon Sanderson. Young Readers Fantasy, Starscape
Alcatraz Smedry has successfully defeated the army of Evil Librarians and saved the kingdom of Mokia. Too bad he managed to break the Smedry Talents in the process. Even worse, his father is trying to enact a scheme that could ruin the world, and his friend, Bastille, is in a coma. To revive her, Alcatraz must infiltrate the Highbrary—known as The Library of Congress to Hushlanders—the seat of Evil Librarian power. Without his Talent to draw upon, can Alcatraz figure out a way to save Bastille and defeat the Evil Librarians once and for all?
- The Bear Who Loved Me (Grizzlies Gone Wild #1) by Kathy Lyons. Paranormal Romance, Forever Yours
- Believing in Blue by Maggie Morton. YA Fantasy, Bold Strokes Books.
- Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac. Fantasy, 47 North)
- Chapel of Ease (Tufa #4) by Alex Bledsoe. Fantasy, Tor
- dotwav by Mike A. Lancaster. YA Tech-Fi, Sky Pony Press.
- Everfair by Nisi Shawl. Alternate History, Tor Books.
- Fix (’Mancer #3) by Ferrett Steinmetz. Urban Fantasy, Angry Robot.
- Gates to Future Past (Reunification #2) by Julie Czerneda. Science Fiction, DAW.
- Gods of Nabban (Marakand #3) by K.V. Johansen. High Fantasy, Pry.
- The Graces by Laure Eve. YA Paranormal, Amulet
- Guardian’s Mate (Shifter’s Unbound #9) by Jennifer Ashley. Paranormal Romance, Berkley.
- Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo-343 Industries. Non-Fiction, Bloomsbury.
- The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irene Brignull. YA Paranormal, Weinstein Books.
- Invasion by Luke Rhinehart. Science Fiction, Titan.
- The King’s Justice by Stephen R. Donaldson. Fantasy, Ace.
- The King’s Traitor (Kingfountain #3) by Jeff Wheeler, Fantasy, 47North.
- The Masked City (Invisible Library #2) by Genevieve Cogman. Historical Fantasy, Roc
- MJ-12: Inception by Michael J. Martinez. Science Fiction, Night Shade.
- My Wild Irish Dragon (Boston Dragons #2) by Ashlyn Chase. Paranormal Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca.
- Of Sand and Malice Made (Song of Shattered Sands) by Bradley P. Beaulieu. Epic Fantasy, DAW. Stand alone.
- The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker. YA Dystopian, Imprint.
- Project Elfhome by Wen Spencer. High Fantasy, Baen. Short story collection.
- The Rib From Which I Remake the World by Ed Kurtz. Horror, ChiZine.
- A Second Chance (Chronicles of St. Mary’s #3) by Jodi Taylor. Time Travel, Night Shade.
- The Span of Empire (Jao Empire #3) by Eric Flint & David Carrico. Science Fiction, Baen.
- True Power (True Trilogy #3) by Gary Meehan. High Fantasy, Jo Fletcher Books.
- Unthinkable (Beyond Human #1) by Nina Croft. Paranormal Romance, Entangled.
- Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, editor. Science Fiction, Baen. Anthology.
Happy reading! Until next week in geek…
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